Tsoknyi Humanitarian Foundation


Bequest Challenge & Legacy Society

THF is pleased to announce a Bequest Challenge of $100,000 from a generous donor to inspire support for the Tsoknyi Nuns.

The Bequest Challenge is a request to both our long-term and newer supporters to include THF in their estate planning. We are pleased to announce that an anonymous donor will make an immediate matching gift to the Tsoknyi Nuns Endowment Fund – equal to 10% of each future bequest.

By participating in the Bequest Challenge, you maximize the impact of your future giving and help us raise much needed funds today for the benefit of the Tsoknyi Nuns. It’s also a unique opportunity to become a founding member of the Tsoknyi Nuns Legacy Society (see below).

How the Bequest Challenge Works

Make a future gift to THF in your will or living trust or designate THF as a beneficiary of your retirement or financial account. Upon notification of a planned gift to THF, our anonymous donor will make a gift in your honor to THF – equal to 10% of the expected value of your future contribution up to a maximum of $10,000 per bequest.

For example, a future legacy gift to THF of $50,000 will create a $5,000 matching gift today, a $100,000 gift produces a $10,000 match. If you prefer to keep the estimated amount of your future gift private, the donor will grant $1,000 in your honor.

Benefits of a Planned Gift:

  • It costs nothing during your lifetime.
  • It reduces your estate taxes.
  • You maximize the value of your charitable giving.

Gifts that Qualify:

Tsoknyi Nuns Legacy Society

The Tsoknyi Humanitarian Foundation is excited to introduce the formation of the Tsoknyi Nuns Legacy Society. The Legacy Society honors donors who’ve made charitable contributions to THF in their estate plans or other types of planned giving. THF wants to acknowledge and thank these donors, who have made a special commitment of personal resources.

Join Now!

If you’re ready to participate in the Bequest Challenge and become an honorary member of our Legacy Society, please complete this brief form!

Michael Kunkel, Planned Giving Director, is happy to help you explore how a bequest or planned gift might help you achieve your financial and philanthropic goals.  Contact Michael Kunkel via email at Michael@tsoknyinuns.org

A Message from Tsoknyi Rinpoche

“Merging modern educational studies alongside Tibetan Buddhist philosophy has created an amazing program for the nuns of Tsoknyi Gechak Ling Nunnery.

The graduates will go into the world with confidence, strong skills, and a solid foundation in Buddhist spiritual practice, and they will be of so much help and inspiration to others.

Many people from around the world are sharing in the Legacy Society project, which will preserve the legacy and heritage of the nuns far beyond my lifetime. I deeply appreciate their help, as this work will impact many generations to come.

Thank you, Tsoknyi Rinpoche”

Meet Other Legacy Society Donors

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